November 11 in LGBTQ History

1634: In Ireland, “An Act for the Punishment for the Vice of Buggery” is passed by the Irish House of Commons, making anal intercourse punishable by hanging. The primary advocate of the act is Anglican Bishop John Atherton.

1950: In Los Angeles, Harry Hay, Rudi Gernreich, Dale Jennings, Bob Hull and Chuck Rowland, hold the first meeting of the Mattachine Society, under the name Society of Fools.

1985: NBC airs An Early Frost starring Aidan Quinn. It’s the first made-for-TV movie about AIDS.

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